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Tell Me Something I Didn’t Know

Jeff Jarvis is not thankful for the media’s insipid coverage of pre-Thanksgiving traffic:

This is one of those mornings when I want to throw the TV out the window. The lead story is that the roads and airports will be crowded this morning. Now that’s news! And it’s team coverage everywhere as correspondents stand in airports and on road reporting absolutely nothing there but providing mere atmospherics as they recite meaningless statistics from various agencies: “…more Americans than ever are on the move this Thanksgiving…” They are telling us absolutely nothing we don’t already know. This is journalism?
And then comes Friday, when they will give us the big news: Stores will be crowded.

Not just crowded; more crowded than ever!

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